Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Day Bomber Security Breach, Obama Takes Swipe At Bush

From The Lonely Conservative:

You didn’t expect Obama to not take a swipe at his predecessor, did you?

After realizing he looked like an incompetent boob for hiding in Hawaii after a terrorist boarded a US plane with his underwear loaded with explosives, The One’s advisors must have told him he needed to issue a stronger statement and defend Janet Napolitano. Sans tie, he made another statement today.

President Barack Obama said a “potential catastrophic breach” allowed the alleged Christmas Day bomber to set his attack into motion, as it emerged that multiple U.S. agencies met in mid-November to discuss a warning from the accused bomber’s father.

The father of terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab met on Nov. 19 with the Central Intelligence Agency at the U.S. embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, and told of his son’s likely radicalization, according to U.S. officials.

That led to a broader meeting the next day in which the information was shared with representatives of the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the State Department, a U.S. official said. Officials said it is unclear whether intelligence officials in Washington then effectively analyzed the information gathered in Nigeria.

I guess it was George Bush’s policy for CIA investigators to ignore warnings from the parents of radical Islamists.

“It’s becoming clear that the system that has been in place for years now is not sufficiently up to date to take full advantage of the information we collect and the knowledge we have.”

OK, the "system" that has been in place since 9/11 has worked. But wanting to close Gitmo, backing out of Iraq, worrying more about your rating than the American public, lending billions of our dollars to lenders who haven't helped anyone and wanting to talk to our enemies instead of taking action has worked? Come one now.

I used to live in Arizona and I didn't like Janet Napolitano. Just because you governed a border state doesn't mean you know whats going on. She was at constant odds with Sheriff Joe who is bad ass (also known as the toughest Sheriff in America because he actually does his job and deports illegals). And twice that I can recall that she has back tracked on actions or statements because of goofs in the Homeland Security Department since taking over.

Again this administration has taken another swipe and playing the blame game instead of taking action. You're a year in basically and most of what is in place began when you got elected and your "transition team" started negotiating the bailouts. I'd hate to see what happens if we were to ever get attacked again. God forbid.

In ObamaLand, the buck never stops with Obama.

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